TOOL Frontman Covers LOVE AND ROCKETS; Audio Available

TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan recorded a cover of LOVE AND ROCKETS' "Holiday on the Moon" with his band PUSCIFER for the tribute compilation "New Tales to Tell: A Tribute to Love and Rockets" (released on July 28 digitally and August 18 physically via the Arsenal Rock 'n' Roll and the Justice labels).

The track is available for streaming at

An excerpt from Revolver's interview with Maynard about the song is available below.

Revolver: What has LOVE AND ROCKETS' music meant to you over the years?

Maynard: While serving time for assault with a deadly adjective, I was provided with mandatory weekly access to alternative lifestyles. During these events, my educators would broadcast LOVE AND ROCKETS. The music changed my life. It provided a happy place for me to spend my blackout time.

Revolver: Why did you want to cover "Holiday on the Moon"?

Maynard: I do what I'm told. I was told to want to cover "Holiday on the Moon". And I was told I was gonna like it. Which I did. So please stop hitting me.

Revolver: Why did you choose to use electronic instruments to replace the guitar?

Maynard: I don't play guitar. I'm familiar with them, but have never had the pleasure of understanding them. They seem complicated and slightly kooky. So to actually spend any time alone with them would probably result in some broken furniture and a restraining order. Tempting, right?


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